Super Eagles midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi started what could have been an incredible comeback for Leicester City but the side did not match up as they lost 1-2 at home to Southampton.
Kelechi Iheanacho was an unused substitute in the game.
The visitors got ahead after 11 minutes of play through a Ward-Prowse goal, before Long doubled their lead at the stroke of halftime despite being reduced to 10 men following a red card for Valery.
But Leicester kept on pressuring until Ricardo Pereira drove along the goalline and fired in a low cross which Ndidi poked into the back of the net to give the Foxes hope on 58 minutes.
The Saints however held on to the lead and secured all three points at the King Power stadium on Saturday.
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Elsewhere, Super Eagles defender, Leon Balogun was also an unused substitute for Brighton who lost at home to Liverpool.
The Premier League leaders ensured they went seven points clear at the top with a 1-0 win courtesy of a goal by Mohamed Salah through penalty on 50 minutes.
At Crystal Palace, Nigeria forward, Isaac Success was benched all through for Watford, who defeated their hosts 2-1.
Cardiff City were held to a goalless draw by visiting Huddersfield Town.
Burnley beat Fulham 2-1.
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